QinetiQ to Provide Navy Talon Robots, Spares for FMS Program

QinetiQ North America will provide the U.S. Navy robot vehicles, accessories and spares for the Talon Generation IV program under a $6, 802, 527 foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department announced Friday.

According to QinetiQ, military, law enforcement and first responders use the Talon robots for disarming improvised explosive devices and explosive ordnance disposal applications.

The robots are also for missions in reconnaissance, communications, hazardous materials, heavy lift, defense, rescue and against weapons of mass destruction including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.

Under this firm-fixed-price contract with the Navy, the company will also provide depot level repair parts, shipping and training to fulfill the sales agreement with Poland.

Work will occur in Waltham, Mass. and Poland through March 2013 and the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian Head division based in Maryland is the contracting activity.

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